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Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Highlights, November 16-18

Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Highlights, November 16-18
I'm going to try and keep the calendar feature running again. This is thanks to an app I wrote to better format listings from my Google Calendar, which should cut down on my editing time. Besides, I need to offer alternatives for those of us without FoBAB tickets!

Friday, Nov. 16

3:00 pm • 5730.06 Miles of Beer Local Option, 1102 W. Webster Ave., Chicago (773) 348-2008 Local Option hosts “5730.06 Miles of Beer.” Beer nerds from around the world will flock to 1102 W. Webster to bask in the glory of superb draught offerings from a collection of breweries spanning two continents and seven countries. The event’s name evinces the distance between St. Feuillien (Le Roeulx, Belgium) and Green Flash (San Diego California) who collaborated in the creation of two beers on the list: Friendship Brew – a black saison that utilizes European and American hops, Belgian yeast and spices – and Biere de l’Amitie, a contemporary take on the blond saison with rye and wheat malt, and dry-hopped with Amarillo. Intrepid souls will be able to try the first offering from the world’s most recently anointed Trappist brewery Stift Engelszell (Austria)...

New brewer Tighthead debuts at Firkin Saturday

I haven’t said it in so many words, but the Chicago area is a booming craft beer place. I would have to take off my mittens to count all the new brewers that have come on line since I started blogging. And there are still more coming down the line. But let me talk about... Read more »
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